Steelers kicker Jeff Reed, whose lengthy stay in Pittsburgh by all appearances is coming to an end, expressed displeasure after Sunday night’s 39-26 loss by complaining about the condition of the field, the fans who want to “bash” him, and those in the media who question him.
The folks at SteelersDepot.com have the full audio of the press conference, to which Reed wore a T-shirt that contained the message “Haters Hate.”
Though he eventually explained that he wants to stay in Pittsburgh and hopes to retire as a member of the Steelers, Reed sounds like a guy who knows that the team will soon be moving on — especially as he struggles through the worst year of his career, with seven misses in 22 attempts.
On Sunday night, Reed shanked a 26-yarder. He said that the turf moved as he planted his leg to attempt the kick. Last week, his misfire late in Monday night’s game against the Bengals opened the door for a last-second drive that nearly resulted in defeat for the Steelers.